Wickham to visit Bath festival
Adrian Lukis, who played George Wickham in the BBC’s 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is to make a guest appearance at thisyear’s Jane Austen Festival in Bath, the organisers have said.
His appearance comes on the eve of the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Pride and Prejudice in 2013.
In 1812 Jane Austen sold the copyright of her novel to the publisher Thomas Egerton. In November that year she wrote: “P & P is sold. – Egerton gives £110 for it. – I would rather have had £150, but we could not both be pleased, & I am not at all surprised that he should not chuse to hazard so much…”
The 12th annual Jane Austen Festival runs from September 14 to 22 and includes more than 60 events. Among the highlights is the Grand Regency Promenade on Saturday, September 15, which this year will parade along Milsom Street.
Full details of festival events can be found at www.janeausten.co.uk/festivalhome.
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